17/10/2015

Lunch @ Sheffield



For lunch, we decided to stay in and cook. James had work at 5, so we didn't want to risk him going out and not making it back on time.

I am a fan of avocado! So, a healthy avocado pasta sounded great - especially after all that Taco Bell and cake last night!

As we ate, we caught up with X factor. After eating and watching, we decided to go to the shopping centre an hour or so before James' shift to buy some clothes for me to leave at his and stuff - also to learn the route to and from his work for future references. 

PLEASE NOTE: James & I did things slightly different to the instructions below, as we didn't have a blender and added some bits and bobs. I will explain everything we did - but the actual recipe we attempted to follow is below.

First things first, I used the type of pasta I preferred to use and because of my love for avacados, I put in 2 instead of 1 and of course adjusted the oil and lemon juice to the ratio of avocados.

We did not have a blender, so it wasn't a smooth as we wanted, but I personally think we did a good enough job squashing it with a fork! As it wasn't smooth, when adding the water, it didn't look great but it worked out on the end. 

As you can see in the picture, we added tomatoes, that was actually James' idea, as he saw it in other avacado pasta pictures we found and to be fair, it complimented the avacado very well. 



Avacado Pasta

Ingredients:
1/2 pound of pasta
1 large avocado
1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 cup of grated Parmesan cheese
Salt and pepper for taste

Instructions:
1. Boil pasta as instructed on the packet in salted water - DO NOT drain the water after the pasta is done, as you will need some for the avocado sauce
2. Meanwhile, in a blender, place the avocado halves, olive oil, lemon juice and Parmesan cheese and pulse together
3. When blended, add in 1/2 - 3/4 cups (drain the rest) of the pasta cooking water until smooth. Add salt and pepper is needed. 
4. Combine the pasta and avocado sauce together and serve with extra Parmesan on top. 

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